St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail featuring Master Mixologist David Brogan and Dress The Drink

11 03 2014

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy a nice St. Patty’s day drink! Join Master Mixologist David Brogan on an Irish Jig featuring Dress The Drink…

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“Stoli Green Mary”

The Mix…

Green Mary Base
1 1/2 cups Heirloom Yellow Tomatoes (chopped)
1/2 Avocado
1 cup Tomatillios (chopped)
1/2 Cucumber (skinned and sliced)
Combine ingredients in a food processor or blender with a 1/2 cup of water and blend until smooth. Makes enough for approximately 6 – 8 Green Mary’s.

The Cocktail…
2 oz Stoli Premium Vodka
5 oz Green Mary Base
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 tsp. Horseradish
1/4 tsp. Garlic Salt
Pinch of Celery Seed
Pinch of Cracked Pepper
4 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
4 dashes of Jalapeño Tabasco Sauce

The Blend…
Combine all the ingredients over ice and shake well.
Pour into a tall glass rimmed with Dress The Drink Lime Candied Clover Wheel and Crushed Mint,Clover and Sea Salt Blend.





St. PATRICK’S DAY IS MARCH 17TH DRESS THE DRINK’S JIGGY MINT SIGNATURE COCKTAIL

14 03 2013

Fox Morning Extra hosts, Rachel Lutzker and Erika Arias!

St. Patrick’s Day is on Sunday, the 17th of March. Here is the Perfect St. Patty’s Day Cocktail! By Dress The Drink’s Premier Mixology, David Brogan…

St. Patty’s Day is here and if you’re looking for the perfect cocktail to celebrate the luck of the Irish then try our “Jiggy Mint” signature cocktail! It’s like having a liquid Thin Mint cookie, but much more fun and festive!

The Blend…
1 1/2 oz. SKYY Vodka
1 oz. Creme de Cocoa
1 1/2 oz. Fat Free Half and Half
1/2 oz. Green Creme de Menthe
Dress The Drink Orange/Mint Fruit Chip dipped in chocolate

The Mix…
Swirl chocolate sauce randomly throughout the inside of a martini glass…be creative with your pattern…it’s all about fun! Combine all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake until foamy. Strain into the martini glass and garnish with a delicious Dress The Drink Orange/Mint Fruit Chip dipped in chocolate!

One sip and you’ll be ready to kick up your heels and dance a jig!
Here’s a picture of the cocktail with Fox Morning Extra hosts, Rachel Lutzker and Erika Arias!

Sláinte!





WEEKLY FUN FACTS LEADING UP TO ST. PATRICK’s DAY…

27 02 2013

Whendrink celebrating St. Patrick’s Day raise your pint and wish your drinking buddies
“Slainté!”(pronounced SLAN-cha) which means “health!”.

On any given day 5.5 million pints of Guinness, the famous Irish stout brand, are consumed around the world, but on St. Patrick’s Day, that number more than doubles to 13 million pints. Guinness was first brewed in Dublin in 1759 and is the unofficial drink of St Patrick’s day.

Pubs in Ireland were closed on St. Patrick’s Day as officially it is a religious holiday, but this law was relaxed in the 1970′s and the pubs are now open.

Legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck.

Slainté!

 

St. Patrick’s Day is a day for eating and, yes, drinking. But did you already know these five St. Patty’s Day Food and Drink Facts?

1. His Cup Was Half Full

Whiskey made from potatoes is called Poteen, and the reason for drinking a bit of the hard stuff on March 17th comes from an old legend about Saint Pat himself. One night, an innkeeper poured a skimpy glass of whiskey for St. Patrick, who decided he would teach the miser a lesson. He told the innkeeper that there was a devil living in his basement that thrived on dishonesty. When Patrick returned to the inn he was pleased to see that his glass was filled up to the brim, just the way he liked it.

2. Bacon and Cabbage?

Bacon was originally the meat o’ choice for the holiday dinner, not corned beef. The Lenten prohibition against meat was lifted for St. Patrick’s Day and traditionally revelers would feast on cabbage and Irish bacon. Later on, Irish immigrants in New York City switched to the more economical option of  corn beef an idea they picked up from their Jewish neighbors.

3. My Goodness, that’s a lot of Pints

Guinness drinkers around the world lift a whopping 13 million pints of the dark Irish stout to their lips on Saint Patrick’s Day, which is why March accounts for 10% of the company’s annual sales.

4. The Irish: They Aren’t Just Lucky

Drunken reveling is not only a modern tradition for celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day. During the Seven Years War, in 1757, the French elected to attack the English (who were mostly made up of Irish recruits) on March 17, expecting that the troops would be too inebriated to defend themselves. Luckily for the English side, they had anticipated this attack and celebrated the holiday a day early.

5. Whiskey with Weimaraners

Pubs in Ireland were closed by law on St. Patrick’s day until the 1970′s, so drinking was done in the comfort of the home (or, probably, out in the streets). The only place in which alcohol could legally be served on the holiday was at the annual dog show, which, as might be imagined, became a popular event for more than just dog lovers.